Some people are calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympic games to protest China's brutal treatment of Tibet.
But I have a better idea.
Rather than going through all the trouble and hassle of a boycott, we should just set aside a single hour --- we could call it"Tibet Hour" or maybe "Dalai Lama Hour", during which time we would sit down and think nice thoughts about Tibet.
Would that help the Tibetans?
No, but it might make us feel better and isn't that what meaningless, symbolic gestures are really all about?